NFL List of Famous Football Offensive tackles

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List of the most famous (American) football offensive tackles in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary offensive tackles in the NFL and NCAA, and you'll find all of them on this list below. Some of these men are considered to be the best offensive tackles to ever play the game, and if you're looking for a specific football player you can look for them by using the "search" function on this list. These amazing offensive tackles may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top offensive tackles in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

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Warren Sapp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
Warren Carlos Sapp is a former American football defensive tackle. A Hall of Famer, Sapp played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American ...more

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Orlando Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
Orlando Lamar Pace is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He played college football for ...more

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Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
Gary Wayne Zimmerman is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. Zimmerman played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1986 to 1992 and for the Denver Broncos from ...more

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Bruce Matthews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Guard, Center
Bruce Rankin Matthews is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive guard and center in the National Football League for nineteen seasons during the 1980s, ...more

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Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
Leon Lett, Jr., nicknamed The Big Cat, is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos, after playing ...more

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Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
Manuel Jose Fernandez is a former American football player of who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played in three Super Bowls for the Dolphins.

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Dan Dierdorf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Offensive Lineman
Daniel Lee Dierdorf is a former American football player and television sportscaster. He played 13 NFL seasons and has worked as a broadcast color analyst since retiring from football. Born in ...more

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Leo Nomellini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle
Leo Joseph Nomellini was a Hall of Fame American football player with the San Francisco 49ers. He was born at Lucca in Italy and immigrated to the United States as an infant. However Nomellini ...more

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Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
Larry Rayfield Wright is a former American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
Anthony Ronald "Ron" Yary is a former professional American football offensive tackle, playing primarily for the Minnesota Vikings and also for the Los Angeles Rams. He was elected to ...more

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Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Guard
Larry Christopher Allen, Jr. is a former American football offensive lineman who played in the National Football League for fourteen seasons. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second ...more

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Jim Parker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Guard
James Thomas "Jim" Parker was an American football player. He played college football at Ohio State University from 1954 to 1956 and in the National Football League with the Baltimore ...more

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Bryant Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
Bryant Colby Young is a former American football defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. A first round draft pick out of University of Notre Dame, he ...more

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Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
James P. Burt is a former American football player who played for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. Burt played nose tackle for the Giants team that ...more

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George Connor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker
George Leo "Moose" Connor was an American football offensive tackle/linebacker for the Chicago Bears from 1948 to 1955. He was originally a number one draft pick by the New York Giants ...more

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Duane Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
Duane Anthony Brown is an American football offensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football for Virginia Tech. Brown was drafted in the first ...more

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Eric Winston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
Eric Joseph Winston is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Winston played in college at the University of Miami. He was drafted by the ...more

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Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
Arthur Lee "Art" Shell, Jr. is an American former collegiate and professional football player in the American Football League and later in the NFL, a Hall of Fame offensive tackle, and ...more

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David Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
David Stewart is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Mississippi State and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round ...more

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Jonathan Ogden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
Jonathan Phillip Ogden is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football ...more

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Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
Walter Jones, Jr. is a retired American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. Born in Alabama, he played college football for Florida State ...more

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Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle
William Layton Roaf, nicknamed "Nasty," is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in National Football League for thirteen seasons. He ...more

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Forrest Gregg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Guard
Alvis Forrest Gregg is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League. During a Pro Football Hall of Fame playing career, he was a part of six championships, five of ...more

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Harris Barton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Offensive Lineman
Harris Scott Barton is a fund manager, and former American football offensive lineman who played for the San Francisco 49ers.

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Joe Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Offensive tackles
Tackle, Offensive Lineman
Joseph Erwin Jacoby is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He won three Super Bowl rings and four National Football ...more